In general, many vegetables are easier to digest if they are baked, sautéed, simmered,
or steamed and some (such as members of the cruciferous) ALWAYS need to be cooked
in order to be digestible. In their raw state they can suppress thyroid gland functioning
(this gland makes and stores hormones that help regulate blood pressure, body temperature,
heart rate, and the rate at which food is converted into energy). The human digestive
system is simply not equipped to properly digest the fiber in certain vegetables.
If a young man's low testosterone is a problem for a couple trying to get pregnant , gonadotropin injections may be an option in some cases. These are hormones that signal the body to produce more testosterone. This may increase the sperm count. Hedges also describes implantable testosterone pellets, a relatively new form of treatment in which several pellets are placed under the skin of the buttocks, where they release testosterone over the course of about three to four months. Injections and nasal gels may be other options for some men.
No, Joyce..you did not over react. My mother gets the every 2-5 weeks…she is in the hospital at least 2 times a month with them. The doc is now saying that because she has had so many, so frequently that he recommends not treating them anymore and has given her 6-8 weeks to live. It's awful to watch her when she has them…suddenly she doesn't recognize anyone ( she usually recognizes everyone) She has had alz. for 5 years. She had congestive heart failure, one kidney is failing, a pubic cath, and has have been having mini-strokes and 2 hear tattacks in 2 years. I am her main caretaker ( she lives at home) and I feel if I do not have her next UTI and I don't have it treated, I will be killing her…not a good place to be…..